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Unread 11-04-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
johnput
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swapin bodys

Ok here it is i have a 1993 YJ with a 2.5 and some bad frame rot. I allready have a 99 TJ with a 4.o that has been in a fire i bought for parts. Every thing on it is in good shape besides for the motor and the body has allready been sent to the junk yard and I found a 4.0 in a 1994 cherokee werth the money.
So this is what I need to know. What will it take to put the 94 4.0 on to the 99TJ frame and the put my YJ body on to the TJ.

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Unread 11-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
offroad91yj
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You might have to make body mounts .dont think it i will bolt up .all i can say try it and see how it looks .just my 2 cents but i would try it if i had both sitting in my shop.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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What transmission?

The Cherokee 4.0 block is the same as all 4.0 blocks, as I have read. It should bolt into the TJ frame with stock mounts. The transmission may be a stumble, most Cherokee's are automatic, so flywheel/clutch needed. The body will not bolt up, but you could fab new mounts off the frame for 'em, or find a TJ tub ($500 or so around here for a super-straight one, but then you'll need TJ everything-else (windshield, front clip, tops, gate...). I think fabbing YJ mounts onto the TJ frame would be cheaper if you have a complete body to bolt on.

I've read about a YJ tub dropped on a Rubi frame over on jeepkings a while back. It had a Chev v8 and whatnot so the powertrain stuff won't apply, but perhaps you can search that and find out about the body or frame modification options.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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sounds like your gonna have a nice project if u go ahead with it, post up some pics if u do
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Unread 11-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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one more thing if im running a 94 4.0 and a ecu from a xj will my dash and stuff still work
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